[ shoh-puhn-hou-uh-riz-uhm ]

  1. the philosophy of Schopenhauer, who taught that only the cessation of desire can solve the problems arising from the universal impulse of the will to live.

Origin of Schopenhauerism

First recorded in 1880–85; Schopenhauer + -ism

Words Nearby Schopenhauerism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Schopenhauerism in a sentence

  • Fancy what it might have been, this long exposition of sheer Schopenhauerism in three dramas and a fore-play!

    Old Scores and New Readings | John F. Runciman